“Planta sapiens” is our way of celebrating the exceptional capacity that plants have to adapt to our world: unlike men, plants have always proved highly resilient and capable of optimal use of resources.
Domenico Dipinto (landscape agronomist), Marica Succi, Enrico Turini and Elena Varini (landscape architects) come from different experiences but share an interest in landscaping that brought them to the same vision of design, art and ecology.
Hence, the idea of designing an unusual productive garden, where the human and the natural environments are compared to show the resilience of plants and the precariousness of the anthropic system. A place where people can walk, sit, and reflect on their lifestyle. Thanks to plants, every garden can produce flowers and fruits, create energy, offer sensory experiences; but nowadays, with humans being the predominant driver of change at a planetary level, we need to generate new thoughts that bring to the awareness that we can still learn much from other living beings, which are probably more ‘sapiens’ than us.